Patents by Inventor Charles L. Euteneuer

Charles L. Euteneuer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9955968
    Abstract: A fastener for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may be provided with a first arm having a proximal portion and a distal portion, a second arm having a proximal portion and a distal portion, and a bridge formed at least in part by the proximal portion of the first arm overlapping the proximal portion of the second arm. Each of the first and second arms can include at least a partial loop member having a lumen therethrough slidably receiving the other arm, each arm further including a tissue retention member on a distal portion having a projection extending therefrom for engagement of bone or tissue when inserted therein. The staple can also include a one-way position retention assembly for allowing distal movement of each at least partial loop member relative to the other arm therethrough to tension the fastener and maintain a desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Patent number: 9931119
    Abstract: Devices for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue include a sheath and a staple push rod. The sheath has a distal end configured to be pressed against the target tissue. The staple push rod is disposed within at least a portion of the sheath and is slidable relative thereto. The staple push rod includes a pair of stakes. Each stake is dimensioned to abut a surface of a staple to apply pushing forces thereto. The stakes are biased to assume a bow-like shape such that an intermediate portion of a staple extends tautly between the first stake and the second stake when the stakes are extending beyond the distal end of the tubular member. Methods for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan
  • Publication number: 20180078254
    Abstract: A fastener for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone. The fastener includes a first arm having a proximal end and a distal end, a second arm having a proximal end and a distal end, and a bridge extending therebetween. Each of the first and second arms include a trunk portion defining at least a portion thereof, the trunk portion having a cavity therein and an aperture through a wall thereof. A claw is disposed in the cavity which is moveable from a first delivery position to a second deployed position. A pull member engages each claw to move the claw from the delivery position to the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville
  • Patent number: 9855037
    Abstract: A fastener for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone. The fastener includes a first arm having a proximal end and a distal end, a second arm having a proximal end and a distal end, and a bridge extending therebetween. Each of the first and second arms include a trunk portion defining at least a portion thereof, the trunk portion having a cavity therein and an aperture through a wall thereof. A claw is disposed in the cavity which is moveable from a first delivery position to a second deployed position. A pull member engages each claw to move the claw from the delivery position to the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville
  • Publication number: 20170360609
    Abstract: An ocular implant having an inlet portion and a Schlemm's canal portion distal to the inlet portion, the inlet portion being disposed at a proximal end of the implant and sized and configured to be placed within an anterior chamber of a human eye, the Schlemm's canal portion being arranged and configured to be disposed within Schlemm's canal of the eye when the inlet portion is disposed in the anterior chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: IVANTIS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew T. SCHIEBER, Charles L. EUTENEUER
  • Publication number: 20170325865
    Abstract: A tissue marker assembly which can be useful with an implant delivery system for delivering a sheet-like implant is disclosed. The tissue marker assembly can include a delivery sleeve with a tissue marker slidably disposed within a lumen therethrough. A proximal handle can be coupled to the tissue marker and delivery sleeve, having a first part and a second part. The second part of the proximal handle can be releasably attached to the tissue marker proximal end so that the second part can be removed to allow the delivery sleeve to be removed proximally over the tissue marker after it is affixed to tissue. The distal portion of the marker can include a plurality of longitudinally extending arms when unconstrained project outward from the shaft to retain the marker's position in tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Nathaniel Z. Zenz-Olson, John Quackenbush, Jeff Sims, Craig Van Kampen
  • Publication number: 20170252212
    Abstract: An ocular implant for treating glaucoma is provided, which may include any number of features. More particularly, the present invention relates to implants that facilitate the transfer of fluid from within one area of the eye to another area of the eye. One feature of the implant is that it includes a proximal inlet portion and a distal inlet portion adapted to be inserted into the anterior chamber of the eye, and an intermediate portion adapted to be inserted into Schlemm's canal. Another feature of the implant is that it can be biased to assume a predetermined shape to aid in placement within the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Charles L. EUTENEUER, Thomas R. HEKTNER, Andrew T. SCHIEBER, John WARDLE
  • Patent number: 9743970
    Abstract: A tissue marker assembly which can be useful with an implant delivery system for delivering a sheet-like implant is disclosed. The tissue marker assembly can include a delivery sleeve with a tissue marker slidably disposed within a lumen therethrough. A proximal handle can be coupled to the tissue marker and delivery sleeve, having a first part and a second part. The second part of the proximal handle can be releasably attached to the tissue marker proximal end so that the second part can be removed to allow the delivery sleeve to be removed proximally over the tissue marker after it is affixed to tissue. The distal portion of the marker can include a plurality of longitudinally extending arms when unconstrained project outward from the shaft to retain the marker's position in tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Nathaniel Z. Zenz-Olson, John Quackenbush, Jeff Sims, Craig Van Kampen
  • Publication number: 20170238925
    Abstract: A staple for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may include first and second arms, and first and second flukes. In some embodiments, the first arm has a proximal end and a distal end, and the second arm has a proximal end and a distal end. A bridge extends from the proximal end of the first arm to the proximal end of the second arm. The first fluke has a proximal end abutting the distal end of the first arm, and the first fluke extends distally from the first arm. The first fluke has a lateral extent larger than a lateral extent of the first arm and is mounted eccentrically thereto. The first fluke includes a proximal surface projecting at an outward angle in a proximal direction away from the distal end of the first arm to engage the tissue or bone when inserted therein. The second fluke has similar features. This arrangement causes the first and second flukes to rotate in response to a pullout force on the bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan
  • Patent number: 9693902
    Abstract: An ocular implant for treating glaucoma is provided, which may include any number of features. More particularly, the present invention relates to implants that facilitate the transfer of fluid from within one area of the eye to another area of the eye. One feature of the implant is that it includes a proximal inlet portion and a distal inlet portion adapted to be inserted into the anterior chamber of the eye, and an intermediate portion adapted to be inserted into Schlemm's canal. Another feature of the implant is that it can be biased to assume a predetermined shape to aid in placement within the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: IVANTIS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Thomas R. Hektner, Andrew T. Schieber, John Wardle
  • Patent number: 9675346
    Abstract: A staple for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may include first and second arms, and first and second flukes. In some embodiments, the first arm has a proximal end and a distal end, and the second arm has a proximal end and a distal end. A bridge extends from the proximal end of the first arm to the proximal end of the second arm. The first fluke has a proximal end abutting the distal end of the first arm, and the first fluke extends distally from the first arm. The first fluke has a lateral extent larger than a lateral extent of the first arm and is mounted eccentrically thereto. The first fluke includes a proximal surface projecting at an outward angle in a proximal direction away from the distal end of the first arm to engage the tissue or bone when inserted therein. The second fluke has similar features. This arrangement causes the first and second flukes to rotate in response to a pullout force on the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan
  • Patent number: 9610196
    Abstract: An ocular implant having an inlet portion and a Schlemm's canal portion distal to the inlet portion, the inlet portion being disposed at a proximal end of the implant and sized and configured to be placed within an anterior chamber of a human eye, the Schlemm's canal portion being arranged and configured to be disposed within Schlemm's canal of the eye when the inlet portion is disposed in the anterior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: IVANTIS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Schieber, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Publication number: 20170065812
    Abstract: A catheter having an elongate body, at least two elongate stimulation members extending from the elongate body, at least one electrode on each of the elongate stimulation members, where the electrodes form an electrode array that receives and conducts electrical current. The elongate stimulation members curve only in the first volume defined at least in part by a first plane, and a second volume defined at least in part by the first plane and being opposite the first volume can contain no electrodes. The catheter can further include a position gauge having a marking that indicates a length between a second end of the elongate body and a bumper end of the position gauge. The catheter can also include a pulmonary artery catheter having a lumen, where the catheter extends through the lumen of the pulmonary artery catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Steven D. Goedeke, Steven L. Waldhauser, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Patent number: 9566063
    Abstract: A fastener for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may be provided with a first arm having a proximal end and a distal end, a second aim having a proximal end and a distal end, and a bridge extending therebetween. Each of the first and second arms include a trunk portion defining at least a portion thereof, the trunk portion having a lateral extent larger than a lateral extent of the bridge or non-trunk portion of the arm adjacent thereto and can be mounted eccentrically to the bridge or non-trunk portion of the arm adjacent thereto such that the staple includes a first change in lateral stiffness disposed proximate the bridge or non-trunk portion of the arm abutment with the trunk. Fastener delivery devices and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion
  • Publication number: 20160317147
    Abstract: A fastener for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone. The fastener includes a first arm having a proximal end and a distal end, a second arm having a proximal end and a distal end, and a bridge extending therebetween. Each of the first and second arms include a trunk portion defining at least a portion thereof, the trunk portion having a cavity therein and an aperture through a wall thereof. A claw is disposed in the cavity which is moveable from a first delivery position to a second deployed position. A pull member engages each claw to move the claw from the delivery position to the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville
  • Publication number: 20160317281
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by arthroscopic means that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Publication number: 20160296318
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by arthroscopic means that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Publication number: 20160262747
    Abstract: A fastener for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may be provided with a first arm having a proximal end and a distal end, a second aim having a proximal end and a distal end, and a bridge extending therebetween. Each of the first and second arms include a trunk portion defining at least a portion thereof, the trunk portion having a lateral extent larger than a lateral extent of the bridge or non-trunk portion of the arm adjacent thereto and can be mounted eccentrically to the bridge or non-trunk portion of the arm adjacent thereto such that the staple includes a first change in lateral stiffness disposed proximate the bridge or non-trunk portion of the arm abutment with the trunk. Fastener delivery devices and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion
  • Publication number: 20160256258
    Abstract: An implant delivery system for delivering a sheet-like implant is disclosed. The implant delivery system includes a distal guidewire port for receiving the proximal end of guidewire after the guidewire distal end has been affixed to a first point on bone or other tissue. The implant delivery system is tracked over the guidewire to a selected position defined by the guidewire attachment. The device includes an implant spreader assembly disposed proximate the distal end of a delivery shaft. The implant spreader assembly includes a first arm and a second arm. The arms are coupled to the delivery shaft such that the first arm and second arm are moveable between a closed position and an open position. When pivoting to the open position the distal end of each arm travels in a generally transverse direction to spread a sheet-like implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Nathaniel Z. Zenz-Olson, John Quackenbush, Jeff Sims
  • Patent number: 9414841
    Abstract: A fastener for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone. The fastener includes a first arm having a proximal end and a distal end, a second arm having a proximal end and a distal end, and a bridge extending therebetween. Each of the first and second arms include a trunk portion defining at least a portion thereof, the trunk portion having a cavity therein and an aperture through a wall thereof. A claw is disposed in the cavity which is moveable from a first delivery position to a second deployed position. A pull member engages each claw to move the claw from the delivery position to the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville